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Antique / vintage 1920s sewing / needlecraft book - knitting, crochet, embroidery etc

Weldon's Needlework Encyclopaedia
Published by Weldon's Ltd, London
Undated but dating from the 1920s
A scarce early edition, probably a First Edition (as there is no mention of an earlier edition)
The later edition (published by the Waverley Book Co. from the 1930s onwards), which has maroon cloth covers, is much easier to source

Hardback with green decorative cloth covers - 174 pages - dimensions approx. 6" x 9.75" (approx. 15.5cm x 25cm). Fully illustrated thoughout with black and white photographs/ drawings and 4 colour plates

A fascinating and informative book, which features sections on all manner of needlecrafts: 'fancy knitting', crochet, tatting, macrame, cross-stitch embroidery, drawn-thread work, hardanger embroidery, lace making (various types of lace - pillow lace, filet lace, broderie anglaise, needlepoint lace etc), Irish crochet, needlepoint etc.
Includes knitting instructions for a ladies' jumper and evening vest, and a child's dress and bedroom slippers. There are also crochet patterns for a baby's shawl and coat, and a ladies' jumper and chemise

A stunning book!

This book is in good condition. Scuffing/bumping to top and bottom of spine and to corners/edges. Some fading to cover. General age discolouration/tanning. Front endpaper and frontispiece coming loose along top of spine. Binding between a few pages has flattened. But the binding is otherwise tight. Internal pages are free from stains, tears and annotations

I have omitted a photo of the cover in favour of showing more content. However, should you wish to see a photo of the cover before purchasing, I would be happy to oblige

Please note that this is a UK publication and that adjustments may need to be made by international buyers (e.g. knitting needle sizes, crochet abbreviations)
Any questions, please feel free to ask

Apologies for the high shipping costs - this is a heavy book
I have estimated the shipping charges. If I find that I have grossly over-estimated the shipping charges (after allowing a small amount for packaging) I will, of course, refund the difference

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Antique Book 1920s Sewing Knitting Patterns Vintage - Weldon's Needlework Encyclopaedia 1st Edn - crochet tatting cross stitch embroidery


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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Craft type: Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Sewing, Tatting & lacemaking
  • Self-published: No
  • Materials: paper, antique needlecrafts book
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 930 reviews
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